There are three best-known forms of ozone generation. First is ozone created by the intersection of UV light as it passes through an oxygen environment. We see this in our upper atmosphere where UV light from the sun creates the "Ozone Layer" as the UV light hits the oxygen in earth's atmosphere. We can recreate the same reaction when an ozone generator uses UV light to treat the air passing through the generator system.
If you read the first section of this mini-lesson, you will have a simple understanding of PPM for ozone generators.
For those who are considering or have started an ozone business, whether for sanitizing, odor removal, solving sick buildings, or mold remediation, you need to connect with NOAI Certified for a variety of reasons. The collective experiences of NOAI members is a huge resource. Over the years, we have seen it all and done it all.
Have you heard that ozone is heavier than air and needs fans to push the ozone throughout the treatment area? There is some truth and some myth in this bit of advice.
With a high level of interest in sanitizing, we are getting a lot of calls about sanitizing with ozone. To start, ozone is a reliable method of sanitizing, odor removal, and killing mold; but it should be done with a measure of professionalism. Ozone is a broad spectrum sanitizing treatment that is also a chemical-free process.
While so many people, including IAQ professionals, are wondering how to reach into the explosive market created by COVID-19, Maria recently interviewed the CEO of Delos about their efforts to treat shool classrooms. Delos makes a variety of air filtration systems, and have placed 100,000 of their air filtration units into classrooms.
Misinformation is to the Internet like rumors fly around about in high school. The truth may be quite different from the rumor, but if it is repeated often enough ... the lie starts to sound like the truth. And, I have heard more than my fair share of half-truths and malicious rumors about ozone.
I find it interesting that people think of the natural or eco-safe solutions are less effective than the chemical products. This is probably due to the massive amount of advertising and extreme hype of competitive advertizing.